License has expired on xx/xx/xxxx error on vCAC 5.1 Self-Service Portal

I was upgrading vCAC license yesterday and came across this weird issue. I was using a vCAC Evaluation key and it expired. So i got hold of another license which was valid for a couple more days. Now i went to the documentation page(installation guide in particular) to see the steps for updating the license for vCAC 5.1. The steps that have to be followed are: 1. Copy the new license file to the location of the existing license, with the

vSphere 5.5 : Upgrading vCloud Director 5.1 to 5.5

In my last post i spoke about upgrading ESXi from 5.1 to 5.5. In this blog post i will be talking about upgrading vCloud Director from 5.1 to 5.5. I will jump in directly to the installation assuming that the vCD 5.5 bin file has been downloaded and uploaded into the vCD cell that is being upgraded. Take a SSH session to the vCD cell using Putty. Before you start installing the vCD you will have to put the cell

vSphere 5.5 : Upgrading ESXi 5.1 to 5.5

VMware recently released vSphere 5.5. In this blog post I will explain the steps in upgrading ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5. Before we start off its understood that the hosts has been prepared for upgrading by powering off/migrating the VM’s onto another host. Start off by mounting the ISO image on the Physical host and rebooting it.   Now the Installer will be loaded. choose the ESXi 5.5 Standard installer.   Once the ESXi Installer is chosen, the Installer loads

Clustering using sharing of VMDK’s between virtual machines

 This blog post explains how to share a VMDK between two virtual machines so they can be clustered or any application that needs two machines to share their disks.     Assume there are two VMs that participate in the clustering     Node-01 and Node-02       Create a Virtual disk on Node-01 that has to be shared with Node-02         Add a hard disk by clicking on Add a hardware and select Hard disk and click Next        Select Create a